Understanding the Lord of the Rings The Best of Tolkien Criticism
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Description: Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism is the definitive collection of essays on Tolkien's masterpiece. The essays span fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, which inspired a new generation of readers to discover the classic work and prior generations to rediscover its power and beauty.Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces. Fourteen of the fifteen have been previously published but are gathered here for the first time. The final essay in the volume, "The Road Back to Middle-earth" by Tom Shippey, was commissioned especially for this collection. Shippey examines how Peter Jackson translated the text into film drama, shaping the story to fit the understanding of a modern audience without compromising its deep philosophical core.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/12/2005
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: On the Pleasures of (Reading and Writing) Tolkien Criticism|
|The Dethronement of Power|
|The Lord of the Hobbits: J.R.R. Tolkien|
|The Quest Hero|
|Power and Meaning in The Lord of the Rings|
|Moral Vision in The Lord of the Rings|
|Men, Halflings, and Hero Worship|
|Tolkien and the Fairy Story|
|Folktale, Fairy Tale, and the Creation of a Story|
|Frodo and Aragorn: The Concept of the Hero|
|Middle-earth: An Imaginary World?|
|Tolkien: Archetype and Word|
|Myth, History, and Time in The Lord of the Rings|
|The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's Epic|
|Another Road to Middle-earth: Jackson's Movie Trilogy|
|Acknowledgments and Permissions|